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The role of boards in fundraising (Webinar)


Boards often play an important role in strategic fundraising initiatives. Sometimes the governing board take an active role, other times organisations set up a specific board for fundraising consisting of volunteers (often called “campaign committee” or something similar). This webinar explores the role of boards in fundraising: how can you use them and what are the biggest challenges to make them work.


The webinar is aimed at all kinds of Nordic not for profit organisations: universities, charities/NGO:s, hospitals and the cultural sector. During the webinar we will get a presentation from Lucy S. Blythe (consultant in Brakeley’s international network, based in UK) who now specializes in board development.


Philip von Segebaden (Director development office at KTH) and Inger Stern (Partner/senior consultant with Brakeley Nordic) will provide experiences of working with fundraising boards in the Nordic region.  Below you will find a brief introduction of the presenters.


Registration and Prize

Participation is free for participants from not for profit organisations in the Nordic region. The prize for other participants is 1500 SEK + VAT. The webinar will be held held on Wednesday 29 April 10.00-11.00 CET (Stockholm/Oslo/Copenhagen time), which is 11.00-12.00 Helsinki time.



Please note that the number of participants is limited. The webinar will be held in English.

Questions? Please contact Henric Södergren henric.sodergren@brakeley.se phone +46 70 730 78 20


The webinar is led by


Lucy S Blythe has over 30 years of experience in US and UK not-for-profits. She started her fundraising career at the San Diego Museum of Art. As Chief Executive of the Kew Foundation at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, she completed a governance review, developed the Board and increased voluntary income by 400%, raising over £41 million. At the Victoria and Albert Museum, between 1999 and 2002, she completed the £31 million British Galleries Campaign. She now focuses on board development.


Philip von Segebaden started up fundraising operations at KTH in 20xx and leads the development office. Before joining KTH Philip von Segebaden worked with fundraising at Karolinska Insitutet during their SEK 1 bn campaign Breakthroughs for life.


Inger Stern (Partner / Senior Consultant) joined Brakeley in 2016. Between 2003-2015, Inger Stern worked as Fundraising Director at Linköping University. She helped the university set up their fundraising operation and then led two capital campaigns, with the help from a strong “campaign committee”. As a Brakeley consultant Ingrid has helped clients to set up and develop successful fundraising operations.